Monthly Archives: September 2008

SQL IF/WHILE Blocks – SQL For Programmers

other-012 OK, all you programmer types.  Here’s where SQL starts getting interesting.  You have the basic concepts of declaring variables, setting up stored procedures, and doing a basic insert, update or delete statement.  And if we stopped here, you’d probably be able to do 80% of the work you need to do.… Read the rest

Two Interfaces. Same Method. Two meanings.

ppl-act-010 We’ve discussed interfaces before, but today I want to dig a little deeper.  I’m going to assume for now that you already know what an interface is and that you know how to implement one on a class.

But let’s assume for a bit that you have two interfaces that have exactly the same method declared in them but each implementation of the method has two entirely different meanings. … Read the rest

Conditional Footnotes On GridView

hand-079 A couple of days ago I ran into a requirement to conditionally display footnote information at the bottom of a GridView display.  We were already conditionally displaying icons in the row.  What we needed to do was to conditionally show text at the bottom of the screen that explained what each icon was for. … Read the rest

DotNetNuke Modules – Retrieving Settings

ppl-wom-018 On Monday we discussed how to save setting information for our modules.  Today we want to pick back up where we left off and deal with retrieving that information, both in the LoadSettings() method and in the view module.… Read the rest

DotNetNuke Modules – Module Settings

ppl-body-02 Since each instance of a module that we put on a page should be able to have it’s own configuration information, it is necessary to have some place that will allow us to configure it.

For example, you may have a module which could display itself in a number of different ways. … Read the rest